Berlin, 15 Feb (ONA) ---- Investigators near Munich in southern Germany were still searching today for what caused two trains to crash head-on on a single-track line.
One person was killed in the accident near Ebenhausen-Schäftlarn station south of Munich yesterday afternoon. The number of those considered seriously injured had risen to six, including both train drivers, police said today.
Andreas Franken, chief spokesman for the Munich police, said 18 people in total were injured in the accident.
Police had acquired the journey recording devices, equivalent to the black boxes in an aircraft, from both trains for further investigation.
The two commuter trains carrying 95 people in total collided with each other during rush hour.
Several parts of both trains were shoved off the tracks in the impact. The emergency services deployed about 680 people to the scene to help with the rescue mission.
A large crane was set to be moved to the site today afternoon to remove the largest pieces of the wrecked trains. The line remains closed until further notice.